Right now I'm in a play in which I am a prostitue who seduces and steals money from this one guy. It's a really fun role, but here's the problem. . The guy who plays the guy whom I seduce, etc. is MAJOR heartthrob at my school. Yes, he is very very good looking and very very arrogant. He even has his own CD out, and a fan club. It's a bit ridiculous really. Anyway, I've been in shows with him before, but for some reason, we've just never really gotten along very well. Now that we have a, well, intimate scene together, I'd feel better about it, and certainly more in-character if we got along better/were friends in real life. Rehearsing that particular scene is usually extreamly awkward, and I want it to be less so. So basically, how can I befriend this guy without making it seem like I'm making a move on him (he's been in a very comitted relationship for over two year) or like I'm one of his fan club groupies?
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A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law. Posts: 136 | From: Roma, Italy | Registered: Jul 2006
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How about telling him just what you told us? Try something like "I know we've never really gotten along terribly well, but now that we're acting together and have such an important scene together, I'd like if we could try to become friends so we can work better when we're on stage together. How about we grap some coffee and get to know each other a little better?"
If he's as interested in acting and as serious about it, he'll understand that it's not a come-on. It absolutely makes sense to want to be comfortable with your 'co-stars'. I always tried to spend more time with the people I was directly interacting with on stage, just because it really does make it easier (and much more fun!).
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"The question is not who will let me, but who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand Posts: 9192 | From: Cologne, Germany | Registered: Sep 2005
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